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Cybersecurity, A.S.

Immaculata’s Associate of Science in cybersecurity prepares graduates for a growing, in-demand field.

Cybersecurity is a growing profession, and cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. Immaculata’s associate degree in cybersecurity will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to enter the field and lead organizational changes to improve information security.

At A Glance

Program: Associate of Science
Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
Format: Online, accelerated 7-week sessions
Next Start Date: January 16, 2024
Cost: $250 per credit
Time to Completion Less than two years

“In an age where we live more and more of our lives digitally, IU’s Cybersecurity program has given me more control over protecting myself and my information. It has helped me understand security risks and make informed decisions on how to approach them.”

Diana West

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

Graduates of Immaculata’s cybersecurity program will be in high demand with a growing list of industries in need of cybersecurity professionals, including finance, insurance, health care, technology, retail, education, manufacturing, government agencies and more.

Entry-level and advanced positions include:

Average Salary

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs in cybersecurity to grow by nearly 35% in the next seven years. Many organizations— corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and health care providers—need cybersecurity experts to design security solutions and recommend defenses for computer networks, apps, data, devices, infrastructure and people.

Program Highlights

Program Delivery

All courses in the program are offered online and all the requirements for the major can be completed in less than three years.

Program Structure

The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity degree requires 63 credits that you can finish in approximately two years. Each course meets in accelerated seven-week sessions, taking one course at a time.

Advisory Board

An advisory board, made up of experienced cybersecurity consultants, guides and supports the program keeping the curriculum current and relevant.

Partnership

Immaculata University has an innovative partnership with cybersecurity firm Fortalice Solutions LLC, a leading national security company. This partnership supports the ever-evolving workforce development needs within the cybersecurity field.

Program Cost

Tuition per credit is $250.
Various types of financing options are available to assist students. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 484-323-3028, or email finaid@immaculata.edu.

Degree Options

Students can seamlessly transition to Immaculata’s Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity.

Course Overview

Curriculum

This program is 63 credits, including 27 credits of these applied technology and cybersecurity courses:

  • Introduction to Programming – 3 credits
  • Software Design and Programming I – 3 credits
  • Data and Information I – 3 credits
  • Networks and Infrastructure – 3 credits
  • Web Design Applications – 3 credits
  • Discrete Math – 3 credits

9 elective credits from these courses:

  • Introduction to Linux – 3 credits
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals – 3 credits
  • Defense in Depth – 3 credits
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Testing – 3 credits
Admissions Requirements

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

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